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Market Disruption Event

A situation where markets cease to function in a regular manner. This can be due to physical threats to the stock exchange or to unusual trading. In either case, the disruption results in disorderly market conditions.

Market Risk

The risk of losing money (or not receiving a return) because of negative performance in the Underlying.


The date when a Structured Product ends

Maturity Date

The date on which a Structured Product is due to mature.

Maturity Payment Date

The date on which the maturity proceeds of a Structured Product is paid to investors.

Moody's Investor Services Limite

One of the main credit ratings agencies who will determine and distribute credit ratings for all major institutions. Moody's Investor Services Limited provides credit ratings and research for debt instruments and securities globally. It is part of Moody's Corporation, which operates from 33 countries. Moody's publishes both short-term and long-term credit ratings, rating institutions on a sliding scale from 'Aaa' to 'Caa', where 'Aaa' denotes the highest level of financial strength and 'Caa' the lowest. Click here for a more in-depth breakdown of the ratings.

We've put together a glossary of terminology associated with structured products.

While these are standard definitions, it's important that you read the relevant product literature before investing, as providers might use a slightly different definition to those detailed here.

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Representing the collective interests of leading structured product manufacturers in the UK

The UK Structured Products Association ('UKSPA') is a membership organisation established by the leading manufacturers of structured products in the UK. UKSPA provides a unified voice for its members, working with regulators, financial advisers and other trade bodies. It serves a number of important functions, including engaging with regulators, developing best practice guidelines, educating the investment community and providing a useful source of information for manufacturers, financial advisers and retail investors within the UK.

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